Read the book that started the "EXCELLENCE WITHOUT EXCUSE" movement!
Statistics show that African-American children are in academic trouble, particularly Black boys. America is losing a whole generation of young scholars as a direct consequence of schools that do not nurture Black students, teachers and administrators who have low expectations of Black students' performances, and Black parents who do not know how to teach the skills necessary for academic excellence. Written in a conversational tone in easy-to-understand language, EXCELLENCE WITHOUT EXCUSE provides Black students with a skills-based approach to increasing their academic performances and bolstering their self-esteem and self-confidence by improving their academic performance. As America moves into a 21st-century high-tech battle for world economic supremacy, improving the educational performance of a group of children who are an important part of America's future is critical.
About the Author
Charles W. Cherry II, J.D., M.B.A.
•Simultaneously earned the Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Florida in 1982 • Former Fort Lauderdale, Florida city prosecutor and South Florida state prosecutor • Newspaper owner (35 years) and radio station owner (20 years) • Journalist, newspaper column writer, speaker & lecturer for 35 years • Member of the Florida Bar as a practicing lawyer for 30 years • Radio broadcaster for 13 years • South Florida, USA resident
Review from School Library Journal:
This guide for African-American college-bound students is packed with practical and insightful information for achieving academic success...The primary focus here is to equip students with the savvy and networking skills to maneuver themselves through the academic maze of higher education."Jeanette Lambert, Nashville Metropolitan Schools
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Read Chapter 1 (pdf, 127 kb)